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Most affordable 6 string bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Russy, Jul 2, 2003.


  1. I would like to know what the most affordable 6 string wit good sound and specs. I have been looking around and like the Cort curbow 6. It's under 1000$ with bartolini pickups and preamp. What do you think is a better one under 1500$.
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, for that kind of money, (1500) you can snag a used Modulus Quantum 6, Zon Sonus 6er, heck, a lot of high end sixers used.

    If you're looking at something a little more affordable, a Peavey Cirrus 6 banger is well worth the money. A Carvin 6er also isn't a bad way to go.

    If I was gonna do the under $1500 racket, I'd swing for a Modulus, or a custom bass from Stambaugh, FBB or some other independant luthier.
     
  3. I played a carvin 6 for a liitle over a year until it got jacked. One of the best sounding /playing basses i've ever played.
    I don't know if you can beat for around a grand..
     
  4. The Cirrus was brought up by Brendan, and I'm going to have to agree with him. It's an awesome bass (I bought one a month ago). Great sound, great looks, great price. I'm still not sure if I can get use to the 6-string, 35in. scale, but I have no doubt that this is an awesome bass.

    Make sure you give them a look.

    -Dave
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's an Alaskan thing. :D
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Here is another vote for the Peavey Cirrus. You can get a new Cirrus 6 for around $1400, if you look around a little, and have decent negotiating skills.

    You can get them under $1000 used, again, if you look around.

    Here is mine.:)

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  7. TWISTED

    TWISTED Guest

    Sep 8, 2002
    Perth, Australia
    You should also check out the Yamaha John Myung 6 string the RBX6JM. It should be well under $1000.
     
  8. looks like your jammin in those pics.:bassist:
     
  9. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    It's very comfortable to play. I checked out a Cirrus 6 after embellisher pointed me that direction. I never knew it was an extended-scale bass. I was surprised to find out about the 35"-scale when I read it on the Peavey website later. I went back and played the bass again. Still very easy to get around on. I have average, or maybe slightly smaller than average, hands. So it surprised me that it was so easy to play.

    I was a four-stringer thinking about getting my first five. I was not in the market for a six, or I just might have bought that one. It did make me take a real hard look at the Cirrus fives though. If I'd found a five with the same woods and electronics, I would have been very tempted.

    I'm a big Carvin fan and that's what I eventually went with. I have to say give Carvin a shot, but I've never played their sixes. Love my fours and my five though.
     
  10. Koren made Spector 6 string. Looks good, plays well and sounds good, and for the money, it's one hell of a steal! :cool:
     
  11. joejet

    joejet

    May 1, 2003
    Denmark
    There are some things to take into consideration, though. The string spacing is very tight, and that's one of its major flaws to many people, however it's its best feature to me (I own one). And it's a bit heavy, I guess, but you'll get used to it. And it has that infinity-inlay which annoys some people as well - and there are those who don't like it's rather wide variety of tones either.

    But in my opinion - it rocks!